I'm working on a wedding quilt for one of my dearest friends (sorry if you're reading this and I'm spoiling the surprise), and this time I worked out a rough sketch of the design to keep me focused. It's not exactly a piece by piece sketch because there are actually additional 9 patch squares forming the large center X of squares. Basically its a 9 patch inside of a 9 patch, inside of a 9 patch - if that's confusing enough for you, then you can understand why I needed a bit of a sketch to get myself started.
I think a handmade wedding quilt is one of the the most meaningful gifts you can give a couple. There's such a long standing tradition of wedding quilts created by brides-to-be or by the bride and groom's friends and family as a gift. I love the challenge of making them just about as much as I love making baby quilts, even though they're bigger and require much more commitment to complete. It's really a pleasure to think deeply about a couple's shared style and aesthetic while laboring over several weeks or months to complete an interpretation of their union in fabric.
Since I've learned how much I love making both of these types of quilts I've decided that I'd love to collaborate with folks to help create custom wedding and baby quilts as gifts for their friends and family. I'll just ask for a little bit of information about the recipient and their favorite colors, decorating style, and taste. Then I'll whip up a design proposal similar to this sketch to make sure that I've got the right thing in mind. Once we agree I'll get to work! I've added some details in my shop for both custom wedding and baby quilts and the required deposits.